Confederate general with Robert E. Lee in U.S. Civil War.
He attended United States Military Academy at the same time as George Pickett snd Ulysses S. Grant
General Lee referred to him as his old war horse.
He married the daughter of his regimental commander, Maria Louisa Garland, in March 1848.
He was well-liked among his classmates and made friends with a number of future Civil War heroes, including Ulysses S. Grant.